|Date:||Wednesday, February 17, 2016|
|Time:||8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.|
Mental Health First Aid: Juneau February 17
Location: University of Alaska Southeast
11120 Glacier Highway / Egan Library, Room 200
Registration: Participants must attend entire training in order to become certified in Mental Health First Aid. Certifications are for three years.
Those who wish to attend must register through the Alaska Training Cooperative Learning Management System: Click here to register
To earn foster parent credit hours: Contact John Bennett
790-4246 or Jbennett@nwresource.org
Mental Health First Aid is designed to arm the public with skills to help individuals who are developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Mental Health First Aid is a non-clinical, public education experience offered as an interactive eight-hour certification course that presents an overview of mental illness and substance use issues in the U.S.
The course addresses the fear and stigma associated with mental illness and introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common treatments. Those who take the course to certify as Mental Health First Aiders learn a 5-step action plan encompassing the skills, resources and knowledge to help an individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help care.
For more information on Mental Health First Aid, visitwww.mentalhealthfirstaid.org
For more information about these training opportunities please contact Jill at 907-264-6228 or firstname.lastname@example.org.